Mexico City Bureau

Notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán might be behind bars, but the cartels are still operating. And the U.S. government is now offering a reward to capture the leader of a criminal organization based in Mexico.
Mexican President Thanks Trump For Not Designating Cartels As Terrorists
President Trump stated on Twitter that he will hold off on his push to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups. The announcement has been well received by the Mexican government.
Dec. 9, 2019
Bolivian Ex-President Evo Morales Leaves His Exile In Mexico
Former Bolivian president Evo Morales has left Mexico after living there in exile for half a month. But controversy surrounding the leader was left behind.
Dec. 9, 2019
U.S. Attorney General Meets With Mexican Authorities
Attorney General William Barr traveled south of the border this week to meet with Mexican authorities, including the president. The conversations focused on improving security, and Mexico insists on protecting its sovereignty.
Dec. 6, 2019
Crimes Go Unpunished In Mexico Every Day — How Do You Get More People To Care?
In Mexico, government and criminal impunity has become so ubiquitous during the country’s decade-long war on drug cartels that unpunished crimes make headlines on a daily basis, and many people have begun seeing them as a fact of life. That seeming indifference is the target of a recent study led by two Mexican policy analysts who study human rights violations in their country.
Dec. 3, 2019
New Mexican Consul In Tucson Is Raising Eyebrows
Just a few weeks ago, Tucson got a new Mexican consul. But the diplomat is already raising concerns regarding his political affiliations and his relationship with the press.
Dec. 5, 2019
Mexico Prepares To Receive Millions Of Expats For The Holidays
This holiday season, Mexico expects the return of more than 3 million Mexicans living abroad — the vast majority coming from the U.S. And the government is launching a program to help them as they journey home.
Dec. 4, 2019
Family Of Murdered Mormons In Sonora Asks For Unity
Almost a month ago, three mothers and six children were murdered by suspected drug cartels in Sonora. Their relatives, still seeking justice, met with the Mexican president and participated in a protest against his government.
Dec. 2, 2019
Conflict Of Interests In Mexico May Affect Human Rights
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission, an autonomous institution that monitors the government, has a new leader. Controversy, however, surrounds the selection.
Nov. 26, 2019
Mexico’s Congress Gives ‘F’ To Country’s Immigration Enforcement
The Mexican government failed to implement clear immigration policies and allowed migrants to be held in overcrowded facilities even before the country began receiving waives of migrant caravans.
Nov. 29, 2019
U.S., Canada, Mexico Officials Discuss Final Trade Deal
High level officials from the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments met Wednesday in Washington seeking to finalize a new trade agreement. The session involved U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Undersecretary for North America Jesús Seade.
Nov. 29, 2019
In Mexico, A Renewed Interest In Stopping Corporate Corruption
Two of Mexico's most influential business groups are proposing new efforts to stem corporate corruption. The heads of the Mexican Business Council and the Business Coordinating Council say they will promote new accountability measures. Their members include corporations such as Coca-Cola and the airline Aeromexico.
Nov. 28, 2019
Mexico Reacts After Trump Designates Cartels As Terrorist Groups
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that drug cartels will be designated as terrorist groups. The Mexican government is warning that the country won't will not admit any action affecting sovereignty.
Nov. 27, 2019
Walmart Faces Lawsuit From Mexican Citizens After The El Paso Shooting
The shooting in August inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, left eight Mexican citizens dead and eight others wounded. The supermarket chain is now facing a lawsuit. Ten Mexican citizens are filing a lawsuit, blaming Walmart Inc. for not taking enough measures to protect its customers.
Nov. 20, 2019
In Mexico, A History Of Welcoming Leftist Dissidents
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico after being forced out by his country's military and civilian protesters this week, joins a history of leftist political leaders who have sought refuge across the border from the U.S.
Nov. 13, 2019
Exiled In Mexico, Evo Morales Promises Return To Bolivia
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who resigned over the weekend amid pressure from the military and civilian protestors, arrived in Mexico on Tuesday morning, thanking the Mexican government for saving his life and vowing to return to Bolivia.
Nov. 12, 2019
USDA Continues Avocado Inspections In Mexico After Threat To Inspector
U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors continue to work in avocado fields in Mexico, after one inspector was “directly threatened” there this summer. Mexico supplies most of the avocados imported into the United States.
Nov. 7, 2019
Phoenix Closes Its Business Liaison Offices In Mexico
The city of Phoenix will no longer have offices in Mexico, Arizona’s main trading partner. On Wednesday, the City Council voted to shut down the two business liaison offices in Hermosillo, Sonora, and Mexico City.
Nov. 7, 2019
Mexico Will Work With U.S. After Sonora Mormon Murders
After Monday’s attacks in Sonora, Mexico, where three women and six children from a binational Mormon community were murdered, the Mexican government has promised to reinforce gun trafficking operations, while collaborating with its American counterparts.
Nov. 6, 2019
Mexico Rejects Trumps Offer To Wage War Against Drug Cartel
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico rejected an offer from President Trump on Tuesday for help waging war on organized crime groups in response to an attack in which 9 U.S. citizens were killed in Arizona’s cross-border state of Sonora.
Nov. 5, 2019
Mexico Celebrates Día de Muertos As The Festivity Grows
Mexico is celebrating one of its most important holidays: the Day of the Dead. It remembers the deceased beloved ones and reflects on death as our ultimate fate. And while the festivities preserve the cultural heritage, it also has become a major international event.
Oct. 30, 2019